Christmas gift guide for men

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Are you still looking for that extra special gift for the man in your life? Whether it’s for your partner, dad, son or brother, finding that perfect present for him can be a difficult task.

Fear not, however – help is at hand! We’ve compiled a range of exciting and unique gifts for men of all ages and all tastes that can be used and appreciated throughout the year. Forget cuff links, aftershave, ties or any other hackneyed gifts and surprise your man with one of our exceptional gift ideas.

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Men's Health Magazine Subscription

If you’re looking for year-round value for your Christmas presents, a Men’s Health magazine subscription will do the job nicely. Whether your partner is set on attaining the perfect body or your brother is planning a serious health kick in 2015, Men’s Health is the magazine to help guide them to their goals. Covering style, gadgets, relationships, sex, diet and many other lifestyle topics as well as health and fitness, this is a subscription that everyone can enjoy.

Chef’s Knife Set

A good set of chef knives is a must for any kitchen, whether your guy fancies himself as the next Jamie Oliver or can barely make toast. Any chef worth their salt will tell you that the tools are just as important as the ingredients, so the value of a good quality knife set cannot be overestimated. Japanese Chef Knives are all the rage these days, so why not make a statement with a sleek and sophisticated stainless steel set like this traditional four piece knife set?

A Stylish Leather Wallet

A sturdy yet stylish wallet is a must for any man, and the sophisticated, classic variety will never go out of style. If we’re talking about basic wardrobe staples we can probably start here. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a guy with a serious flair for fashion, or are just hoping to push someone in the right style direction, sometimes it’s the simple things that please most. With a whole range of colours, designs and varieties available, you’ll be hard pushed not to find the ideal leather wallet, and this one from Aspinal may be the perfect candidate.

For a gift for a guy who considers himself more of a suave gentleman than a buff gym fiend, then why not provide him with a monthly dose of exceptional content, wit, culture and style? Yes, we’re talking about a GQ Magazine subscription. This sophisticated and award-winning men’s magazine covers all areas of a man’s life, from style to sport, health to humour and politics to music, all with signature intelligence, imagination and flair. From serious political investigations to world exclusive celebrity interviews, GQ is the magazine for the modern man.

Wireless Activity Trackers

The brilliant thing about wireless activity trackers is that they will be used throughout the year. The Fitbit Flex allows you to track your activity without the technology imposing on your lifestyle. The technology allows him to track functions such as steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned, active minutes, hours slept and quality of sleep. The Fitbit’s flexibility makes it an excellent Christmas gift; if the fight to stay fit wanes after the January health kick, he can use the Fitbit Flex to evaluate his entire lifestyle as opposed to just fitness. After all, sleep is just as important to health as exercise!

Men’s Toiletry Sets

Gone are the days when men would pretend they’re not into grooming – nowadays they seem to have just as many lotions and potions as the girls. It may not be the most original gift idea, but it’s tried and tested to please and will be used all year, unlike those ‘funny’ novelty gadgets that are forgotten about after Boxing Day. Because there is so much range within the toiletries sets available you can personalise your gift entirely: if you’ve got a boyfriend with facial fuzz then abeard and moustache care set is ideal; if your fella is a bit of a party boy then a Hangover Helper toiletry set might be useful – and not just for the festive period.

BBC Top Gear Magazine Subscription

If you’re looking for gift for the car enthusiast in your life, then you’ll be hard pushed to find a better gift than an annual subscription to BBC Top Gear Magazine. Top Gear is the UK’s top-selling car magazine, with over 200 pages of pedal-to-the-metal car fun, exciting road tests, price guides, motor reviews and the latest car gadgets and technology. With the invaluable addition of the expert opinions of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond and The Stig, any car fanatic will appreciate this exhilarating little insight into the motoring world.

Cycling Tool Kit

In this metrosexual day and age, let him feel like a REAL man by buying him something traditional, useful and masculine. If you’re looking for a gift for a keen cyclist then you won’t be able to find a snazzier or more practical gift than the Lezyne Port-a-Shop toolkit. Though intended to be a portable toolkit, the Port-a-Shop is of such good quality that you can use it as your main home toolkit too. Combining functionality, quality and excellent design, the Port-a-Shop toolkit provides a portable workshop for any bike emergencies that may arise. With multiple tools contained within three multitools in a zipped wallet that measures just 22cm x 15cm, you really can take this kit everywhere.

A Classic Watch

There’s a reason watches keep coming up in Christmas gift guides: men like them. Some even say watches are for men what shoes are for women; the right one can transform his entire outfit. Whether you choose a chunky, waterproof metal model that can withstand depths of 1,000 feet (just in case), or prefer a more traditional leather strap, the reaction alone will be worth it – go for something like the Thomas Earnshaw Grand Calendar Men's Automatic Watch, which perfectly straddles both modern and traditional styles.

Empire Magazine Subscription

For the film buff in your life, why not try an Empire Magazine subscription? As the biggest selling and most highly respected film magazine in Britain, Empire magazine is your VIP ticket to the glamorous and exciting world of Hollywood. A great gift for anyone interested in interviews with the biggest actors, directors and producers in the word, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and coverage, exclusive film and movie news; encompassing the world of cinema.